Thermodynamics of tunability in (Ba 0.6Sr 0.40)TiO3́ thin films

E. K. Akdogan, Ahmad Safari

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The misfit dependence of tunability in the prototypical paraelectric barium strontium titanate is investigated theoretically. We propose a self-consistent thermodynamic potential, by which we analyze the tunability in BST 60/40 thin films on cubic tensile and compressive substrates. We then quantitatively explain the origins misfit dependence of tunability in such paraelectric thin films, and indicate the inverse relation between magnitude of the misfit strain and tunability. We also explain the singularity observed in tunability around zeromisfit, and assert that one needs to take the orientation of the unit cell under the effect of the misfit into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalCeramic Transactions
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2006
Event107th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 13 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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